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N8YX
11-20-2010, 04:45 PM
I just finished cabling the IC-2KL/AT-500 combo...anyone want to help me test it out later?

Got to attend a birthday party for a coworker around 6 but I won't be there very long. Say, 7:30-8:00?

KG4CGC
11-20-2010, 04:51 PM
Sounds like a plan.

KJ3N
11-20-2010, 05:13 PM
Count me out. Been feeling under the weather the last couple of days. Probably crawl into bed right after dinner. :yuck:

W4BD
11-20-2010, 06:00 PM
Well what frequency will you be on on 75 and 40? I will try and get on if I have some idea here to start looking.

KG4CGC
11-20-2010, 06:08 PM
i WILL BE THERE FOR SURE. wHAT STARTING FREQ? (cap lock fail)

N8YX
11-20-2010, 06:20 PM
You guys pick. When I get back I'll check this thread and see if anything's going on.

'DSG is driving. I managed to hurt my lower back somehow today and don't feel like doing a thing but going to bed.

W5IEI
11-20-2010, 06:39 PM
I'd love to,
Gotta be in the General band though.
Pick a spot,and we'll try it.

W4BD
11-20-2010, 06:56 PM
Hey Charles

Well I am listening on 3654.37 now 2356Z

NQ6U
11-20-2010, 07:02 PM
Monitoring 3654.37...


...and I ain't hearin' JACK.

W4BD
11-20-2010, 07:12 PM
Well I made one call that I was on freq and listening but heard nothing and now it seems like a net is close by. I think i will QSY to 40M

NQ6U
11-20-2010, 07:14 PM
Well I made one call that I was on freq and listening but heard nothing and now it seems like a net is close by. I think i will QSY to 40M

I'll follow you there. I do better on 40m anyhow. Pick a frequency.

W4BD
11-20-2010, 07:17 PM
Well I am on 7192.61 LSB with my ears peaked to hear

NQ6U
11-20-2010, 07:19 PM
Too much QRM at that frequency here.

W4BD
11-20-2010, 07:22 PM
Well It's bad over here but I can live with it. I think I am going to go to digital and then go watch Marty Stuart at 0100Z.

NQ6U
11-20-2010, 07:33 PM
I'm on PSK31 @ 7037.15

KG4CGC
11-20-2010, 08:01 PM
I just got back from the store. Took longer than needed because of the YL. Now she wants me to cook.
See y'all in about an hour.

NQ6U
11-20-2010, 08:04 PM
Got all tuned up on 40m PSK and then was summoned by the XYL. Might be an hour for so before I can get back to the radio shack. Need to find my little electric heater, though--it's cool (53) and rainy here tonight.

On Edit: Got a 30-minute reprieve, am calling CQ on 7037.15 PSK31 right now (01:10z)

KG4CGC
11-20-2010, 08:15 PM
Got all tuned up on 40m PSK and then was summoned by the XYL. Might be an hour for so before I can get back to the radio shack. Need to find my little electric heater, though--it's cool (53) and rainy here tonight.

On Edit: Got a 30-minute reprieve, am calling CQ on 7037.15 PSK31 right now (01:10z)
Or an electric pad? I can't do PSK right now but if anyone has any down and dirty ideas on how to hook up a Corsair to the computer for PSK I'm all ears. I have a rough idea to use the the input - output on the back and key it by hand but I only have a choice between usb/lsb/cw and the VOX may work sans manual keying. Don't know. I also don't know if the filter selections on the front also work on the outgoing signal or not.
Any info greatly "preesh-yated."

WTKX
11-20-2010, 08:26 PM
The VOX should work well for digital, USB is "standard". The Ten Tec might call it "reversed"... use that on 40, 80, and 160. My old Omni D would do PSK, but would drift a little with temperature. Just call CQ on the dummy load a few times to get things warmed up a bit from cold.

I'm at work for another three hours... HF is in the car, 40 and 20 meter hamsticks.

W7XF
11-20-2010, 08:32 PM
Damn sweepstakes this weekend can't find a clear freq on 40

KG4CGC
11-20-2010, 08:36 PM
Dave, I'm seriously about to go to the kitchen but how do you think 20 will be transcontinental? The ant for 20 is really loud and it loads up nicely.
40 may yield double happiness as well.
OK I'm off. I'll check answers as I cook along.

N8GAV
11-20-2010, 08:44 PM
Damn sweepstakes this weekend can't find a clear freq on 40

Same here and 40 is the only band I can use until I find a Monkey to climb a tree for me

W4BD
11-20-2010, 08:45 PM
Well maybe somebody can clue me in as to what happened to PSK on 7070.15. I thought that 7035-40 was Europe PSK freqs. Anyway I went to 7037.15 and all I heard was contest it looked like on the waterfall. I will sit and look for a whaile and see if I can raise anybody. It's 0145Z now

N8GAV
11-20-2010, 08:50 PM
Well maybe somebody can clue me in as to what happened to PSK on 7070.15. I thought that 7035-40 was Europe PSK freqs. Anyway I went to 7037.15 and all I heard was contest it looked like on the waterfall. I will sit and look for a whaile and see if I can raise anybody. It's 0145Z now

Bill let me get my interface hooked up and I will look for you on 7070.15
Hank

KG4CGC
11-20-2010, 09:22 PM
Same here and 40 is the only band I can use until I find a Monkey to climb a tree for me
Answer: 8' fishing rod with 30lb or better test line. Rope and wire and you're set. You can even hang a rope that you can use to hoist an odd vertical into the tree tops. But it will hang.

W4BD
11-20-2010, 09:31 PM
Well I am going to call it a night as I haven't heard anybody so I am going to go watch TV with my Old Lady.

KG4CGC
11-20-2010, 09:36 PM
Well good night and may your old lady time be all that you want it to be.

Dave, I'm still going to be on and I should be through with YL cookery by the time you make your egress from you place of accelerated human activity.

KG4CGC
11-21-2010, 11:16 AM
I guess Dave must have found someone better to do. Er, I mean gone straight to sleep.

WTKX
11-21-2010, 02:03 PM
zZzZzZ

KG4CGC
11-21-2010, 02:05 PM
Wow! The bands are a free for all today! Does that define sweepstakes?

NQ6U
11-21-2010, 02:10 PM
Wow! The bands are a free for all today! Does that define sweepstakes?

30m digital, anyone?

WTKX
11-21-2010, 03:23 PM
IRLP? CQ100, Skype? :lol:


I have 30 meters on, and there is some weird neighborhood interference at 10.135 to .140.

NQ6U
11-21-2010, 03:27 PM
I have 30 meters on, and there is some weird neighborhood interference at 10.135 to .140.

It's them durned UFOs again. Either that or one of Rudy's helicopters.

WTKX
11-21-2010, 03:54 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TPutyjMtzw

KG4CGC
11-21-2010, 04:03 PM
LOL! REVENGE!

NQ6U
11-21-2010, 04:15 PM
LOL! REVENGE!

"Enough of this foolishness!"